~ Iced Lemon Drop Cookies ~

7
Cassie *

By
@1lovetocook1x

This cookie recipe comes from a very old cookbook of my Grams and the title of the book is get this, "Cookie Cookbook"...LOL It's a paperback book which contains over 500 cookie recipes. I'm going to try more of them in the coming months. I tweaked this recipe and added my own glaze. Rolled some and dropped some. The recipe calls for them to be rolled, but I got lazy. The drop cookies turned out just as good. The addition of my lemony glaze put them over the top. With the addition of my glaze, I think I can call them at least half my own. LOL


Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4 dozen, could probably get more, depending if rolling or dropping
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 1 c
    shortening
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • yellow
    food coloring, i added about 7 drops
  • 1
    egg
  • 1 c
    sour milk or buttermilk ( i used buttermilk )
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    lemon extract - i used 2 1/2
  • 3 - 4 c
    flour - i used about 3 1/2 cups
  • MY LEMON GLAZE

  • 1 Tbsp
    softened butter
  • 3 1/2 c
    confectioner's sugar
  • 1
    lemon, juiced and the zezt of the lemon
  • if needs
    more thinning, i add a little milk or cream

How to Make ~ Iced Lemon Drop Cookies ~

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F.

    In a bowl, combine sugar, shortening, salt and food coloring. Blend thoroughly.

    Add remaining ingredients, mix well.

    I lightly floured a surface on my counter to roll the cookies and cut with a biscuit cutter. Recipe states to just roll small portions at a time. Like I said in description of recipe, I got lazy and made drop cookies as well, using my small cookie scoop ( about 1 tbsp. )

    I sprayed a sheet pan, it didn't call for that, but I always do. Place on sheet, about 1 inch apart. Recipe states to sprinkle with sugar if desired. I didn't, as I used my lemon glaze.
    Bake for 8 - 10 minutes. Remove cookies from pan, cool on rack and frost if desired. I think the addition of my glaze really put these over the top.
  2. Glaze : Place all ingredients in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth If needs thinned, either add more juice or milk. If needs to be thicker, add more sugar.
  3. Spread over cooled cookies. I sprinkled mine with yellow sugar crystals.

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About ~ Iced Lemon Drop Cookies ~

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American



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